Giorgi Bezhanishvili leaves Illinois to pursue pro opportunities

#28      
I feel like next year we need to have a night where Ayo, Giorgi, Trent, Monte, and Kofi ( if he leaves) go back to the State Farm Center and get a proper send off. Like a fake senior night or something.
Might be hard if Monte or Trent play overseas but the DIA will try to make it work
 
#31      
Good for him! I always had fun watching Giorgi.

Now arriving at PANIC for next year's team
 
#32      
M tipping over
Pdx
Good for Giorgi. He deserves everything good that can come his way. I am happy he came here to contribute and kept things light at the same time. I am also glad for him that he will continue to grow in his career. I’m sure he will find happiness wherever he goes.
 
#40      
I feel like next year we need to have a night where Ayo, Giorgi, Trent, Monte, and Kofi ( if he leaves) go back to the State Farm Center and get a proper send off. Like a fake senior night or something.
I'm sure they will have some kind of ceremony. They will definitely do something with Ayo & Kofi's jersey numbers
 
#42      
Orange Krush '13 -'14
One of Underwood's signature recruits IMO. Came here when we were near the absolute bottom. Showed this staff has an eye for under the radar talent. One of the players who immediately set the tone for building a culture here.

Good luck Giorgi, now go make some big stacks in Europe, you deserve it. Truly an Illini for life.
 
#46      
All the best to him. Hope he keeps his options opening for returning. Vaccine rollout not great in Europe right now, may impact teams/finances/seasons.

I know some leagues have a limit on US players. Not sure if it is US college players or US born players. Giorgi would have an advantage as non US born player
 
#49      
GB, truly class in everything you did...well, class and a little goof...ok, lots of goof but you always had a smile. Thanks for giving Illini nation your all. Thanks for putting team first. You are a role model and a glue guy that will always put a smile on our faces when we look back on these years! Amazing..amazing...amazing!!